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Final jury selection set to begin in Brian Horn capital murder trial

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Horn was escorted to court in DeSoto Parish for a hearing leading up to trial. Horn was escorted to court in DeSoto Parish for a hearing leading up to trial.
Amy Witham Fletcher posted this picture of herself with her son Justin last week, saying, "Justice for Justin Bloxom is all I ask and pray for." (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher via Facebook) Amy Witham Fletcher posted this picture of herself with her son Justin last week, saying, "Justice for Justin Bloxom is all I ask and pray for." (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher via Facebook)
DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

The final selection of jurors is set to begin next week in the capital murder trial of Brian Horn, accused of kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Stonewall boy in March of 2010.

DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson says 61 potential jurors have been selected for the trial. Johnson says they will start selecting the final 12 jurors and 3 alternates on Monday.

Justin Bloxom's body was found in a wooded area just off Highway 171 south of Stonewall.

Horn, who is 37-years-old and a twice-convicted sex offender, is charged with first degree murder and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Johnson says jury selection takes longer in capital murder trials because the entire jury has to be death penalty qualified.

Johnson says Horn has been present in court every day.

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